TITLE

Arguing Away the Law: Prudential Erasure of the Forensic in John C. Yoo's War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror

AUTHOR(S)
Veden, Mary Lynn
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Rhetorical critics have noted the exceptional degree to which George W. Bush depended on the epideictic genre to justify policy decisions. As the legal adviser to the President most responsible for justifying the Administration's policies within a legal framework, the vernacular legal discourse of John Yoo, hailed as the "architect of the post-9/11 Constitution" is examined in this paper as prudential legal argument that both hybridizes genre and sublimates conventional legal concerns for executive authority. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript
ACCESSION #
54434294

 

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